SOURCE: HelloSoft

HelloSoft

June 04, 2010 02:45 ET

HelloSoft Presents TriPhone™, a $100 4G Android-based Tri-mode Reference Handset

The TriPhone -- a Tri-mode WiMAX/GSM-EDGE/WLAN Android-based Entry-level Feature Phone Reference Design -- Makes Its Debut at WiMAX Taipei (Computex)

TAIPEI, TAIWAN--(Marketwire - June 4, 2010) -  HelloSoft today announced the debut of the TriPhone™ 4G reference handset at WiMAX Taipei, on June 1-5. The TriPhone is a tri-mode mobile WiMAX/GSM-EDGE/WLAN reference feature phone jointly developed by HelloSoft and Comsys Mobile, to provide OEM/ODMs with a quick & easy path to an affordable, feature-rich Android based handset enabling mobile WiMAX operators to achieve mass-market uptake.

A unique comprehensive pre-integrated hardware/software reference platform, the TriPhone incorporates both companies' award-winning solutions:

  • HelloSoft's optimized VoIP stack and Convergence Client suite running on its highly integrated ultra low-power HS100 IP convergence processor,

    and

  • ComMAX® CM1125 -- the industry's only multimode mobile WiMAX/GSM-EDGE communication processor -- optimized for low power, small footprint and full mobility.

This combination of field-proven solutions enables a cost-efficient, low-power, full-mobility Android-based feature phone with ubiquitous connectivity, seamless handover between IP based and circuit switched networks, a rich set of features and an enhanced user experience.

To reduce development costs and time to market, the TriPhone is delivered with complete schematics, a detailed documentation package including system, software & hardware design guides, a pre-integrated Android-based feature phone application platform, and a comprehensive production support toolset.

"There is a strong demand for low-cost WiMAX feature phones to address the increasing adoption of WiMAX globally. In particular, the market has a need for affordable tri-mode phones supporting mobile WiMAX, GSM-EDGE and WLAN, to meet the demand in both emerging markets and mature markets," said Ronny Gorlicki, Comsys Mobile's Executive VP Sales. "The TriPhone enables OEM/ODMs to capitalize on this need by providing a turnkey solution for mass-production of such phones, built around the unique solutions developed by Comsys Mobile and HelloSoft."

Allan Johnson, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Business Development at HelloSoft, says, "The 4G TriPhone™ offers by far the richest feature set available anywhere for a 4G phone at a feature phone price point. It comes fully loaded with HelloSoft's award winning VoIP and state-of-the-art convergence software suite for Android that delivers a seamless user experience across any IP network -- be it 4G high speed data-on-the-go with integrated VoIP, or be it standard ubiquitous cellular. This phone solves the dilemma 4G carriers have with needing a phone in their portfolio that does everything a user's current phone does at a similar price point (including the very important category of low cost phones), at the same time providing 4G high speed data-on-the-go where it is available as carriers expand their 4G footprint. The price-point of 4G phones to date has been a barrier to rapid volume shipments and we have seen a large pent-up demand from 4G service providers and ODMs/OEMs for this category of affordable 4G phone with many exciting features."

All are invited to view the TriPhone platform at booth #A515 at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan.

About HelloSoft (www.HelloSoft.com)

HelloSoft is the world's leading provider of VOIP and convergence technologies. The company enables mass deployment of low-cost, power-efficient, full-featured multi-mode wireline and wireless devices through its convergence chip and highly optmized and comprehensive VOIP, IMS, VCC and DSC software products with superior voice quality, QoS, and efficient call/data session switching specifically designed for next generation end-points. The comprehensive portfolio of award winning products enables OEMs, ODMs and semiconductor manufacturers to deliver convergence products with a short time to market schedule.

HelloSoft is headquartered in San Jose, California with an R&D facility in Hyderabad, India. HelloSoft's customers include top semiconductor manufacturers, Original Device Manufacturers (ODMs) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) globally, including Skype, Sony Ericsson, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Accton, Toshiba, Wistron NeWeb Corp, Panasonic, Orange, Jajah, BenQ and 5V Technologies. HelloSoft's partners include Sonus, Wolfson, Tango, Newstep, ARC, ARM, Texas Instruments, Intel, Microsoft and Symbian.

About Comsys Mobile (www.ComsysMobile.com)

Comsys Mobile is a fabless semiconductor vendor specializing in communication processors for 4G mobile devices. The ComMAX® line provides comprehensive multimode solutions optimized for low power and small footprint, supporting 2G-4G standards such as GSM/EDGE, mobile WiMAX, and 3GPP-LTE. ComMAX chipsets come with reference designs incorporating complete pre-integrated ecosystem for accelerated time-to-market and reduced development costs.

Comsys Mobile's advanced solutions provide exceptional performance, supporting multi-radio coexistence for service continuity and enhanced user experience.